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Focus 1: Identified

June 5 - July 25, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, June 5 | 6 - 8 pm

The Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts is pleased to announce Focus, a new series of exhibitions that will spotlight local and regional art collections. The Southeastern United States represents a rich diversity of fine arts collectors with each collector providing unique cultural viewpoints and aesthetic sophistication.

Ligorano/Reese, DEMOCRACYLigorano/Reese, "DEMOCRACY;" lightbox 2007; 13 x 25 x 3.5 inches

Focus 1: Identified features a selection of contemporary artists from the collection of Jim Sokol and Lydia Cheney, major cutting-edge contemporary collectors in Birmingham, AL.

Touching a variety of politically and socially charged topics, from capital punishment to spirituality, Focus 1 explores cultural, political, and personal identity and the commodification of these identities in a post-9/11 America.

Focus 1: Identified Selected Works from the Collection of Jim Sokol and Lydia Cheney is curated by John Fields, Curator, Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts.

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